Valley Voters Organized Toward
Empowerment (Valley VOTE) is the non-profit organization which led the secession efforts
of the San Fernando Valley from 1997-2002. The collection documents their petition
drive, the resulting investigation by the Local Agency Formation Commission for the
County of Los Angeles (LAFCO), and the Measure F campaign which allowed Los Angeles
residents to vote on the issue of secession.
Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment (Valley VOTE) is the non-profit organization
which led the secession efforts of the San Fernando Valley from 1997-2002. The group was
formed in 1996 under the direction of two San Fernando Valley Residents: commercial real
estate broker, Jeff Brain, and attorney, Richard Close.
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